Speed up your Mac with an SSD

Everyone wants a faster Mac. The best way to do it is to replace the spinning hard drive with a solid state drive (SSD). This makes a huge difference– much more than adding RAM, much more than reinstalling the OS. There’s a reason Apple puts SSDs in almost every new MacBook Pro, and in every MacBook Air they sell. The drives I use are from Crucial– see below.

Crucial BX100

You have to figure out how to get your data from the old drive to the new one, and you have to open up your Mac to swap in the new drive. There are YouTube.com videos that will tell you how to do it. My advice: leave opening an iMac to the pros, but go ahead if you have an Apple laptop.

There are many ways to get your data from your old drive to the new one, including using Disk Utility, Carbon Copy Cloner, and SuperDuper. You’ll probably need a cable to connect the bare drive to your Mac— I got mine at Amazon.

An SSD will make your MacBook Pro faster than it ever was. If you have questions, contact me. I’ll help.

 

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